Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
Washington, July 23, 1898.
Transfer to General Shafter1 merchant ships captured in Santiago. The War Department wants them for troops.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 316. Addressed before opening: “Sampson,/Playa del Este, Cuba.”
Footnote 1: Maj. Gen. William R. Shafter, Commander, Fifth Army Corps.